Dr Max Pemberton used to describe himself as `in love with smoking'. Ironically, he was doctor specialised in addiction but found it impossible to quit - until he found CBT.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is now widely recognised as the most effective treatment for overcoming addicting. Stop Smoking with CBT draws explicitly on this set of mind-training tools to help you stop smoking once and for all.
Dr Pemberton guides you through the process of quitting through his addiction expertise and his experience as a smoker wanting to quit, and helps you avoid the common pitfalls that new ex-smokers encounter. His method will:
- Stop nicotine cravings
- Transform how you think about smoking
- Make your desire to smoke simply melt away
With Dr Pemberton's proven approach, you won't worry about gaining weight or staying calm without cigarettes. You will train your brain to live without smoking once and for all. Most importantly, you'll discover that stopping smoking is one of the most exciting and exhilarating things that you can do!
Dr Max Pemberton has spent many years working with people to overcome addiction. He's also a bestselling author of Trust Me, I'm a Junior Doctor and a prolific writer in the areas of healthcare, ethics, culture and the NHS, with a regular column in The Daily Mail.
Dr Max Pemberton is a doctor, journalist and writer. He is a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, writing weekly on news events concerning culture, social and ethical issues, the politics of health care and the NHS. He is also a columnist for Reader's Digest and a regular contributor to the Mail On Sunday. He has written three books: Trust Me I'm a Junior Doctor, Where Does It Hurt? and The Doctor Will See You Now. He's also fronted the investigative strand on Channel Four's primetime series How Not to Get Old.
1: Introduction 1: WHY PEOPLE SMOKE 1: First things first 2: An abusive relationship 3: Giving up 4: Ex-smokers are the worst 5: Peer pressure and the first time 6: Brainwashing 2: THE BASICS OF ADDICTION 7: The myth of nicotine addiction 8: Understanding the effects of nicotine 9: Getting to grips with addiction 10: Cravings 11: The power of the mind 12: Willpower 13: Life without smoke 14: Why do people keep smoking? 3: YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT SMOKING 15: The lies we tell ourselves 16: Thinking errors 17: Reasons to continue vs reasons to quit 18: The stages of change 19: Getting stuck 20: Heroin 21: Ambivalence 22: Desire 23: Coping strategies 24: Cues 25: Timeline 26: Weight worries 27: Physical benefits of not smoking 4: ACTION 28: Preparing for action 29: Set a date 30: Detoxify your house 31: Getting rid of smoking paraphernalia 32: Reducing before stopping 33: Tell a friend 34: Write a contract 35: Money talks 36: Nicotine replacement therapies or medications 37: Avoiding triggers and breaking routines 38: When triggers remain 39: Withdrawals 40: Dealing with relapse 41: Q&As 42: Conclusion: The best thing you've ever done 43: Resources 44: Acknowledgements 45: Index